Set in the late 1930's on the Canadian prairies. It concerns the Sexual Sterilization Act that was enacted in 1928, allowing a sterilization procedure to be performed without consent on individuals that were
deemed to be unfit or mentally challenged. Jennie McGrane
takes the title role, and her discovery of what the priest Father
Fabrizeau has done to her is the central drama of the play. Believing she had an appendectomy when she was a teenager, the truth is revealed when she's unable to conceive.
This was one of Lambert's latter works, and among her finest.
In 1999, it was adapted into an independent film by Kim
Winner of the 1983 Chalmers Canadian Play Award.
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